The privileges of an CRE certificate allows an examiner to carry out the following privileges for single-pilot aeroplanes (except for single-pilot high performance complex aeroplanes) as follows:
Please note there are specific requirements to be met which allow the examiner to carryout the above individual privileges.
Applicants for a CRE certificate shall:
Applicants who would also like to revalidate IRs will additionally be required to have completed at least 1,500 hours as pilots of aeroplanes and have completed at least 450 hours of flight time under IFR.
Applicants who would also like to renew IRs are additionally required to have completed at least 2,000 hours of flight time as a pilot on aeroplanes and 450 hours of flight time under IFR, of which 250 hours as an instructor.
You will be required to attend an examiner standardisation course provided by the UK CAA or at an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) approved by the UK CAA to conduct the specific examiner standardisation course.
Applicants must have approval granted by the UK CAA before commencing any course of examiner standardisation training.
The standardisation course shall consist of theoretical and practical instruction and shall include, at least:
For further guidance on the course syllabus please refer to AMC1 FCL.1015 Examiner standardisation in the Easy Access Rules (see Related Information at the bottom of this page).
Applicants for an examiner certificate will be required to demonstrate their competence to a UK CAA inspector or a senior examiner specifically authorised to do so by the UK CAA, while performing a skill test, proficiency check or assessment of competence in the examiner role for which privileges are required.
The EAoC will include briefing, conduct of the skill test, proficiency check or assessment of competence, and assessment of the person to whom the test, check or assessment is given, debriefing and recording documentation.
For further guidance please refer to AMC1 FCL.1020 Examiners assessment of competence in the Easy Access Rules (see Related Information at the bottom of this page).
An Examiner Certificate is issued with a validity of 3 years. However, a revalidation can be completed within the last 12 months of the expiry date. Therefore, the new expiry date of a further 3 years will be calculated from the current expiry date of the Examiner Certificate when completed within the revalidation period.
To revalidate an examiner certificate, holders shall comply with all the following conditions:
If applicants for the revalidation hold privileges for more than one category of examiner, all examiner privileges may be revalidated if applicants comply with the requirements in points (1) and (2) above and point (3) for one of the categories of examiner certificates held, in agreement with the UK CAA.
If the certificate has expired, the examiner shall comply with the requirements in point (2) above and the EAoC as referenced in FCL.1020 in the period of 12 months immediately preceding the application for the renewal.
All applicants for the revalidation or renewal of CRE privileges will have their EAoC conducted by a UK CAA inspector or by a senior examiner specifically authorised to do so by the UK CAA.
The EAoC will be booked through firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EAoC can be conducted at any point within the last 12 months of the validity period of your examiner certificate or 12 months preceding a renewal application.
The above can be submitted to the UK CAA either by the postal service to the Gatwick Office or to email@example.com.
During the current Covid-19 pandemic, we ask that all paperwork is sent to us electronically.
If you have any queries, please contact the Examiners team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0330 022 1972 between the hours of 08:30 and 16:30 Monday to Friday.
Please ensure that your training provider is approved to conduct the specific course that you are undertaking.
We strongly recommend you check that your instructor and examiner hold the relevant privileges to conduct the training and any flight test, examination or assessment of competence that is being carried out.
How to find a UK examiner or UK approved school
For questions relating to paperwork, such as how to obtain certified copies of documents, please refer to Guidance on documentation.
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